Adrien Broner locked up for violating probation and will serve 10 days
Adrien Broner’s newfound freedom didn’t last long.
Broner is back in jail in Hamilton County (Ohio) after he was found guilty at a hearing on Tuesday of violating terms of his probation, according to Mark Waters, administrator for the Hamilton County Clerk of Court.
Broner was taken into custody on Tuesday morning at 10:19 a.m. after his probation was terminated, and he will be released in 10 days, according to Waters. The news of his incarceration was first reported by TMZ.
Broner was arrested for driving under the influence in 2015, Waters said. The original charge was later reduced to reckless operation of a vehicle on July 7 and Broner was put on probation The records don’t indicate what triggered the probation violation on Tuesday, Waters said.
But Broner, 26, was charged with felonious assault and aggravated robbery stemming from an incident that allegedly took place on Jan. 21. Broner pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignment at Hamilton County Municipal Court on April 5.
Broner was allowed to fight on April 1 in Washington, D.C., in a nationally televised bout on Spike TV despite the presence of two warrants for his arrest. Broner stopped an overmatched Ashley Theophane in nine rounds before returning to Ohio and turning himself in on April 4, only to go free after posting bond.
Broner has a scheduled court date on Thursday when a grand jury will determine if there is enough evidence to indict him on the charges, Waters said. A call to Broner’s attorney, William Welsh, was not immediately returned.